The Saint Paul Public Library, which provided virtual and limited in-person services throughout the pandemic, has increased its indoor open hours and resumed most of its in-person events and programs, which will be held outdoors. Current services include:

  • Free outdoor in-person events and programs, including story times. Summer Spark, the library’s summer reading and learning program, runs through August 31 and offers events and activities, prizes, and a free book to keep for youths age 18 and younger. The library will continue to offer some virtual events.  
  • Free outdoor Wi-Fi access in areas adjacent to library buildings. Staff at each library can provide details.
  • Library visitors may browse without time limits and check out books, DVDs, music and more. People can apply for a library card in-person or online.
  • Space and furniture for visitors to read, study, work and meet is now available, including public computers and free Wi-Fi. Meeting rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional library services can be found at sppl.org/libraryexpress. Masks are welcome in library buildings and are encouraged for staff and visitors who are not fully vaccinated. Social distancing is also encouraged.

 

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